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In the U.S. -- Lovenox In Canada -- Lovenox Antithrombotic Description
Enoxaparin ( e-nox-a-PA-rin) is used to prevent deep venous thrombosis, a condition in which harmful blood clots form in the blood vessels of the legs. This medicine is used for several days after hip or knee replacement surgery, and in some cases following abdominal surgery, while you are unable to walk. It is during this time that blood clots are most likely to form. Enoxaparin is also used if you are unable to get out of bed because of a serious illness. In addition, enoxaparin is used to prevent blood clots from forming in the arteries of the heart during certain types of chest pain and heart attacks. Enoxaparin also may be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Enoxaparin is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the following dosage form:
Parenteral Injection (U.S. and Canada) Before Using This Medicine
In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For enoxaparin, the following should be considered:
Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to enoxaparin or to heparin. Also tell your health care professional if you are allergic to any other substances, such as foods, especially pork or pork products, preservatives, or dyes.
Enoxaparin has not had adequate studies performed in pregnant women. However, if you are pregnant your doctor will need to closely monitor you because of an increased risk of bleeding. In pregnant women who have an artificial heart valve, …